In this issue...

Are “Rubber Rooms” coming to Fairfax County? - For years New York City spent over $65 million annually to pay the salaries of hundreds of teachers to spend the workday in “rubber rooms,” passing the time while awaiting disciplinary hearings per their union contract. On October 5th the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on whether the County will open itself to the same situation by passing an ordinance to require collective bargaining with select public sector unions on everything from wages to discipline. This will impact your child’s school, your neighborhood’s safety, and make your taxes and public services look more like New York’s or California’s. I highly encourage you to testify on this ordinance at the public hearing at 4:00 PM on October 5th. More details below on what collective bargaining is and how the current ordinance will impact taxpayers and County employees.

Board Poised to Violate its Long-Standing Policy on Carryover Spending – The Board has a long-standing policy of using carryover spending only for non-recurring expenses so they do not add to the following years budget and create a structural deficit. Carryover funds are those funds remaining at the end of the fiscal year. The current Carryover proposal calls for 145 new positions and over $18M in recurring spending. Carryover spending will be the subject of a public hearing at 10:30 AM on October 5th. More details below. 

Other News and Information

  • Early Voting Happening Now!
  • Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Doses Widely Available in Fairfax Health District
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